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Our inclusive community

Religion and belief

We welcome people of all religions and beliefs (and none).

Our chapel is an open, inclusive space in which you can pray, meditate, socialise over a cup of tea, or escape from the bustle of University life.

We also offer a Muslim Prayer Room, wudu, and a Contemplation Room. The University Chaplain, who is an Anglican Priest, as well as a voluntary team of Faith Advisors from all faith traditions are available to talk to without judgment whatever your age, race, sexuality or gender. Throughout the year we celebrate and highlight significant dates in the faith calendar.

We follow the Christian calendar and we encourage students and staff of other religions to inform us at the earliest possible opportunity of worship-related needs so that we can accommodate these as far as reasonably practicable when timetabling classes and exams.

Our caterers offer a range of food that meet most religious requirements including halal food. Information about whether food contains sulphites is included on our menus which are displayed in the servery area. If you are unsure please ask our front of house team who are briefed before each service on specific items.

More information

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Religion and spirituality

Meet our Chaplain and Faith Advisers. Find out about sacred spaces at York St John, as well as events, holy days and festivals.

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Ramadan and Eid

A short guide for the York St John community about Ramadan and how to be supportive of Muslim people who are fasting.

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Dignity and respect

Find resources to report anti-religious hate and access support.